LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Doheny Eye Institute has announced that Ronald L. Olson now serves as a member of the DEI Board of Directors after being elected to the position in late 2019. He also serves as a board member of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute, a DEI affiliate, since 1996.
"Mr. Olson is an extraordinary addition to our DEI leadership, not only because of his longtime service on our affiliate's Board but also because of his impressive list of accomplishments, which have earned him great admiration and respect," states Chairman Charles T. (Tom) Foscue. "I have no doubt that our vision and goals will benefit tremendously from his well-known talent and expertise."
After receiving his bachelor's degree from Drake University, studying law at Linacre College, University of Oxford, and completing a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan, Mr. Olson began his career in 1967 as an attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. In 1968, he clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, David L. Bazalon.
In the same year, Mr. Olson joined the Los Angeles office of the firm now known as Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice involves a combination of litigation and corporate counseling including representation of Berkshire Hathaway, the founders of Google, Intel Corporation, PepsiCo, and the NFL.
Mr. Olson is a Director of Berkshire Hathaway and Western Asset Trusts. Previously, he served as a Director of Edison International, City National Bank, and The Washington Post Company. His nonprofit service has included being chairman of the RAND Corporation and Southern California Public Radio. Currently Mr. Olson's nonprofit service includes the Mayo Clinic, the Council of Foreign Relations, ProPublica, and CalTech.
As a member of the American Bar Association, Mr. Olson was formerly Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, Chairman of the Litigation Section, and Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He has served as Vice President of the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Olson has been actively involved in public affairs, including The Ron Olson Justice Center (headquarters of the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation), American Academy of Arts & Sciences, American College of Trial Lawyers, Counsel for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and General Counsel to the California Democratic Party.
"I am honored to serve as an elected member of the Board at Doheny Eye Institute," states Mr. Olson. "Having served as a longtime board member for the UCLA Stein Eye Institute, a distinguished partner of Doheny Eye Institute, it should come as no surprise that I am an ardent supporter of the dynamic goals, accomplishments, and leadership of these eminent institutions."
About Doheny Eye Institute
For over 70 years, Doheny Eye Institute has been at the forefront of vision science. From seeking new ways to free blockages that prevent fluid drainage in glaucoma, to replacing retinal cells in age-related macular degeneration, to providing colleagues worldwide with standardized analyses of anatomical changes in the eyes of patients, Doheny clinicians-scientists and researchers are changing how people see — and also how they think about the future of vision.
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Doheny Eye Institute and UCLA Stein Eye Institute have joined forces to offer the best patient care, vision research and education. This affiliation combines the strength, reputation and distinction of two of the nation's top eye institutions to advance vision research, education and patient care in California.
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